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Setting new benchmark

Mahmood Mohamed Ali Al Jarwani, chairman Al Jarwani Group which develops the upcoming Mall of Muscat, Sohar China Downtown and WTC Muscat, believes that real estate investment has a promising future in the Sultanate in view of its potential in contributing to the national economy. Excerpts from an interview Can you give us a brief on […]

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Unlocking Oman’s tourism potential

Sundus Rotana Muscat has mapped out its future with focus on creating employment opportunities for Omanis and contributing to the Sultanate’s 2040 tourism strategy, says General Manager, David Faull Sundus Rotana opened its door in late 2017. Could you talk about the operations and some of the unique offerings of the hotel? Sundus Rotana is […]

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Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre - Trevor McCartney, General Manager new
Placing Oman in international spotlight

Since opening its doors in October 2016, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) has hosted over 200 local, regional and international events. Excerpts from an interview with General Manager, Trevor McCartney Can you talk about the operations and major milestones of OCEC since opening its doors in October 2016? Since opening its doors in October […]

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CBO
On a solid footing  

HE Tahir bin Salim bin Abdullah Al Amri, Executive President of Central Bank of Oman, talks to OER about the initiatives and policy measures to strengthen Oman’s banking sector. Excerpts from an interview  What are the new policy measures taken by the Central Bank of Oman to strengthen the banking sector and make it compliant […]

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SUBAJ to revolutionise shopping & rewards system  

Based on blockchain, augmented reality, geodrop technology and social gamification, SUBAJ Global Network is going to completely transform the shopping and rewards system for the customers and merchants, says Adebayo Surakatu, Founder & CEO of the Germany based SUBAJ GmbH. Excerpts of the interview with him:   What are the inherent issues in the traditional […]

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Ooredoo
Transformative effort

Sultan Al Wahaibi, Chief Business and Wholesale Officer, Ooredoo shares how the Be Digital campaign can fulfil digitalisation needs of organisations. Mayank Singh reports What is the idea behind Ooredoo’s ‘Be Digital’ campaign? As a company, we want to raise awareness within Oman about the importance of digital transformation and this is not limited to […]

Industry
Face2Face
Cluster in the making

  Vinod Pittie, Chairman, ShriVallabh Pittie Group shares his views on the upcoming yarn plant in Sohar Freezone and its potential to create a one-of-its kind textile cluster in Oman. Mayank Singh reports   Can you share the reasons for setting up this plant in Sohar Freezone? Please give us a background of the group […]

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Automotive
Ushering in a new sensibility

David Aziz, CEO-Automotive Products, Mohsin Haider Darwish is confident that the company’s new facility for Jaguar Land Rover will lead to a quantum leap in customer service and satisfaction. Mayank Singh reports     You are rebuilding and remodelling the Jaguar Land Rover showroom in Muscat presently. What is the idea behind this revamp? This […]

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Omanoil to open first services station in KSA this year

Oman Oil Marketing Company will open its first service station in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia near Dammam during the fourth quarter of 2018.  In an exclusive interview to OER, CEO David Kalife said the service station in Dammam would be much bigger than any service station in Oman and many other countries worldwide. The […]

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Bob Dudley
‘Shale and reopening of Opec taps to cool oil market’

BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley expects a flood of US shale and the reopening of Opec taps to cool the oil market after crude rose above $80 a barrel this week. US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit an international nuclear deal with Iran and revive sanctions on the Opec member country, as well as […]